RCS is the Android answer to iMessage and for users who have been able to (due to the lack of compatible devices and carriers in Australia) engage, it’s a great experience. In much the same way that iMessage was forced to, Google Messages have opened up a pathway to de-register your number.
The online form offers a pathway to do so if you no longer have a compatible device. It’s a simple fill in the boxes, submit and your number will be removed from the feature.
If you still have your compatible device and wish to remove your number you can do so in the Google Messages app as simply as:
- Open Messages
- Tap More options > Settings > Chat features
- Turn Enable chat features off
RCS is still a developing feature with lots to offer already and more to come. If you’re on a compatible device and haven’t enabled it yet, it’s worth giving the feature a go. If you are looking to de-register your phone number let us know why in the comments below.